Two up and coming health insurance companies are Kaiser Insurance and PacifiCare. Both of them are relatively new to the insurance industry, with PacifiCare being more well known. Both of these insurance companies offer health insurance for individuals who may not have health insurance provided to them through their employer. The cost for both Kaiser and PacifiCare premiums depend on the number of people in the family, pre-existing conditions, if any, and the age of those insured.
Going through Insurance Brokers: Pacificare
PacifiCare requires that you get a health check up before you get insurance through them. You can generally get health insurance through this company by going to an insurance broker. An insurance broker offers health insurance for a variety of different underwriters, many of whom are not well known to the public. PacifiCare is one of the insurance companies that offers health insurance through insurance brokers.
Some small businesses have also used PacifiCare as their health insurance provider, although most of the larger companies prefer to use Aetna, Blue Cross or Humana as their insurer of choice. Of these two insurance companies – Kaiser and PacifiCare, PacifiCare offers lower premiums for self insured individuals.
The Kaiser Advantage
Kaiser insurance is a good insurance company to go to if you have pre-existing conditions as they cover more of these conditions than other insurance companies that insure those who are not insured through regular means. Self insured individuals who are looking for a deal on health insurance are often better off to use Kaiser Insurance than other insurance companies if they have family members with a pre-existing condition.
The PacifiCare Advantage
PacifiCare is accepted at more hospitals and clinics than Kaiser Insurance. With both of these insurance companies, however, you will have to mail in claims. Unlike larger insurance companies that use automatic claim processing through the computer, these insurance companies still rely on claim forms. This can be a hassle for anyone who is trying to get urgent care, is insured but may be tight on money. Many urgent care facilities that are non-emergency will ask that you pay up front for the care, even if you have insurance, if you do not have an insurance provider that they can automatically submit a claim to online.